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International Minerals #1

DV06 - Azurite - SOLD
Shilu Mine, Mashui, Guangdong Prov., China
Size: 9.2 x 7 x 3.4 cm
Great azurite rosettes to 36 mm diameter forming a very aesthetic and well-balanced cluster aggregate. Minor Malachite attached on the lower front side provides a very nice colour contrast. One of the very best azurites i have ever seen from China! Great condition and visual impact!

DV12 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 4.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 cm
This is a very fine cluster of more than a dozen rhodochrosite crystals to 19 mm tall. The colour is a very pleasing raspberry red, the luster is as good as it could be, and also the overall appearance is just gorgeous! Minor cleaves are present, but these are small in context. The main crystals have distinct flat terminations and are in perfect condition.

MC21 - Tourmaline - 8500€
Barra de Salinas Mine, Coronel Murta, Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 8.8 x 5.3 x 3.6 cm
This is a fantastic, 3-coloured etched tourmaline on matrix! The surface shows very fine etching patterns - triangles, that reveal the trigonal crystal structure of the species. Both terminations are well developed and undamaged. Great aesthetics and condition!

DV15 - Tourmaline - SOLD
Cruzeiro Mine, São José da Safira, Doce valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 6.7 x 1.1 x 1 cm
This is an excelent sample from the famous "lipstick" pocket found at Crureiro mine. This pocket features a distinct sequence of three colours red, white and green, which has never been found again. This crystal is in perfect condition, all the termination faces are free of damage. There is just one small spot of contact on the lower back side, well visible on the right picture. However, this is not visible from the front and has no influence on the beauty and visual impact of this fabulous crystal!

DV16 - Szenicsite - 3100€
Jardinera No. 1 Mine, Inca de Oro, Chanaral Province, Atacama Region, Chile
Size: 4.7 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm
Superb szenicsite crystals to 31 mm forming a very nice and aesthetic group! Szenicsite crystals are very rare and do hardly ever get that big. The piece comes with an original handwritten labal by Terry Szenics.

OS27 - Strontianite - SOLD
Oberdorf an der Laming, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 8 x 4.2 x 3.1 cm
Very fine spray of diverging strontianite crystals.

KF01 - Fluorite - SOLD
Berbes, Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Size: 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm
A group of purple fluorite cubes perched on white quartz crystals. Very aesthetic and in perfect condition.

MU02 - Stephanite - SOLD
Grube Himmelfahrt, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Size: 4.8 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm
Sharp, well-formed and isolated stephanite crystal perched on white calcite crystals! The stephanite measures 21 mm across and is accompanied by small pyrargyrite crystals. This specimen comes with an old historic box, an old label stating "Melanglanz" and the newspaper where it was wrapped. That piece of newspaper is dated march 25, 1913! The lustre is very fresh and brilliant which proves that the piece has been kept in the dark since it was found. What a gorgeous sample of this rare silver sulfosalt!

MW05 - Wulfenite - SOLD
Touissit, Oujda-Angad Prov., Oriental Region, Morocco
Size: 13 x 8 x 6 cm
Great group of yellow wulfenite blades. Comes from an old find in the 1980s.

OS02 - Strontianite - SOLD
Oberdorf an der Laming, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 8.2 x 7 x 5.8 cm
This piece features reddish mushroom-shaped strontianite crystals on nicely contrasting dolomite matrix. The dolomite is very fresh and adds a lot of sparkle! Very 3-dimensional and no damage.

OS33 - Strontianite - SOLD
Oberdorf an der Laming, Steiermark, Austria
Size: 5.3 x 1.4 x 1.3 cm
A very large and very sharp elongated bi-colour crystal of strontianite. A few side crystals and a small dolomite matrix make this an extremely fine sample of the species! As good as crystals of this habit can get! Found in the 1960s, no more crystals have ever reached this extraordinary quality! PUBLISHED IN THE MINERALOGICAL RECORD JAN/FEB 2019, PAGE 811

DV17 - Rhodochrosite - SOLD
N'Chwaning Mine, Kuruman, Northern Cape Prov., South Africa
Size: 2.8 x 2.1 x 1.5 cm
Killer rhodochrosite thumbnail of the very best quality! Two main and 4 more side crystals form a very attractive group of this highly admired species. The crystal tips have only tiny cleavage, which is barely visible without magnification. Great colour and transparency!